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P A U L M H A R M A N
Paul is an award winning pastel artist. He has dabbled in art since high school but was not able to pursue his love of painting full time until he retired from a long career in law enforcement in 2007. He studied for a year with Reif Erickson, a distinguished Auburn pastel artist who maintained a studio at his home. He fell in love with the pastel medium absorbing every detail on composition and color he could glean from his mentor while attending twice weekly classes in his studio for a year. Paul thoroughly immersed himself in the medium attending pastel workshops by other pastel artists as well as taking advantage of plein air painting opportunities with other artists. He is Signature artist with the Pastel Society of the West Coast.
Paul is a realist painter who has developed his own style capturing those moments enjoying nature in various parts of California, and other states, recreating them with a painting of the scene for others to enjoy. His subjects vary from landscapes and seascapes to birds, animals and old local barns. He loves to capture light in the way it bathes the landscape. He paints for his own enjoyment, and is pleased when his work strikes a chord with a viewer or a show judge. He hopes that his paintings bring back a special memory of your own when you visited one of these same places. His Grand Canyon Painting, “Light of a New Day” was one of 116 chosen for the “Strokes of Genius 10” art book, published by North Light Books, November 2018.
Paul’s work is represented by Sunset Oaks Gallery, 1273 Grass Valley Highway, Auburn. You may also view more of his work at his website, www.paulmharman.com
Galleries & Affiliations: The Placer Artists Gallery at Hacker Lab
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